I never thought we'd get here, as I just assumed that we would be 1-2 weeks early. But HERE WE ARE, we've been on the road, living in suitcases, for 17 days, and we are less than seven days until our due date, which is this Thursday. There hasn't been a lot of activity after Friday, barring the continual shedding of the mucus plug, some contractions that last anywhere from 20-30 minutes, and our little one nestled into just the right spot. So the plan is to wait and be patient and try to enjoy ourselves, which has been fairly easy to do. One of the most difficult things is dealing with the anticipation. I never knew it could be so exhausting...and I'm not even the one carrying this little bundle of joy. For now anyway.
The other challenge is trying to be online for work while being six hours ahead of Hawaii time. But that seems to be working itself out pretty well, and my very awesome co-workers are helping out. My paternity time doesn't start until AFTER the baby is born, so I've really tried to stay in touch with what's happening 5,000 miles away, enough as I can, anyway.
And....this is just another lesson in patience, I guess, along with this little girl taking her sweet time to make her grand appearance. I say that in an extremely loving way.... :-) and I know it will be completely forgotten when she finally arrives.
So anytime, little girl... In fact, we were even ready today, on Mother's Day. There were a few bets that she would arrive today -- given that she is named after Bill's mother and my mother -- but that hope has faded and now we are on to the day after Mother's Day, or the one after, or after......good enough for me, right? It was a good try, anyway.
We sincerely appreciate everyone checking in and thanks to Tony and Mike for getting us on the bandwagon to give you an update before the end of the weekend! You will all be the very first to know. It may be a few pics first and then the whole story to follow another day but there will be an announcement. PROMISE.
Happy Mother's Day to all the awesome mommies out there. You guys rock.
More updates as they come. We love you all!